/e/OS is a complete, fully “deGoogled”, mobile ecosystem
/e/OS is an open-source mobile operating system paired with carefully selected applications. They form a privacy-enabled internal system for your smartphone. And it’s not just claims: open-source means auditable privacy. /e/OS has received academic recognition from researchers at the University of Edinburgh and Trinity College of Dublin.
We could have just focused on an OS, but apps and online services are crucial components of our everyday experience, too.
These online services, including our search engine, email platform, cloud storage and other online tools, create a unique privacy enhanced environment.
/e/OS key features
A "deGoogled" OS
/e/OS is a “deGoogled” version of Android OS. It has an open-source Android OS core, with no Google apps or Google services accessing your personal data.
- Google default search engine has been removed from the OS everywhere and replaced with our meta-search engine
- Google Services have been replaced by microG
- Connectivity checks do not use Google servers
- We do not use Google’s Network Time Protocol servers
- We do not use Google’s Domain Name System servers
- Geo-location uses Mozilla Location Services in addition to GPS.
Compatible with Android apps
/e/OS is compatible with all your favorite Android apps, because keeping your data private shouldn’t mean forgoing your digital experience.
With /e/OS you’ll find a set of carefully selected default apps to cover your most common needs, personal and professional: get you email, plan your week ahead, chat with your friends and coworkers, browse the web, check the weather, check your itinerary for your next meeting…
All the apps are based on open source bricks. We improve their design and experience to make them look stellar and easy to use daily.
For everything else, head to our App Installer!
Apps with rated privacy
Applications available in our Installer include open source apps that you can get from Fdroid, as well as free Android apps that you would find in your usual repository.
In a blink of an eye, /e/OS can decipher the app code for you: you can see which and how many trackers are in the app. It also documents the number of permissions the app requires to operate. With an easy to read scoring, you can see which apps are safe and which ones should be avoided.
Escape the digital surveillance
Not only /e/OS informs you about trackers found in apps but you will be able to choose whether you accept or not to stay tracked in the Advanced Privacy widget, along with other cool features such as hiding your IP address or geolocation when you feel like it.
This feature and our ad blocker enabled by default in the web browser will also let you enjoy a digital life with very few or no ads in applications and on the web.
One account for your privacy
Operated by Murena, your cloud account @murena.io is at the centre of the ecosystem, allowing to store, back up and retrieve your data safely on remote servers.
It lets you store, back up and retrieve your data safely on remote servers. For advanced users, we also offer options to self-host.
The cloud account comes with 1GB of free storage!
Do you need more capacity than the default account? Don’t worry, we have several plans available from 20GB to 256GB.
How to get /e/OS?
Want to give /e/OS a try?
We have different options for you, whether you’re a hands-on user or prefer a turn key solution.
Buy a Murena smartphone with /e/OS
You want a smartphone with /e/OS out of the box?
Look no further and browse among our selection of deGoogled Android smartphones.
Use our Easy Installer
The Easy Installer is a desktop application which helps users install /e/OS on supported devices in just a few clicks!
If the Easy Installer doesn’t support your device yet, and you are a more experienced user, download and install /e/OS directly from our Gitlab environment.
You’ll find detailed instructions for each supported device and all the tools you need to get /e/ running in a matter of minutes.
In Need Of Help?
Our User Documentation
To help you get started with /e/OS or your Murena Cloud account, you will find troubleshooting guides, and How To’s about many topics like setting up your mail account or migrating your data.
Our Community Forum
Our Community Forum is the best place to learn more about the project, upcoming features, get user help or just post your impressions.
Dedicated Chat Room
Prefer messaging? Developers and expert users are also available to offer technical support by chat via a dedicated Telegram channel.
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